Kathleen Caricof has gained many accolades for her stone sculpture and reliefs over the years including a ‘Purchase Award’ and ‘Best of Show’ at the 2007 & 2009 Sculpture at the River Market Invitational in Little Rock, AR. Her interest in sculpture developed from a background in designing for space. Caricof earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design emphasizing in graphic design, packaging, environmental planning and transportation. Past professional experience has included being an Associate Designer for Schorer & Associates and owner of Caricof-Burns Designs, primarily in the areas of Graphic/Packaging and Interior Design. Specific projects included working with Buckminister Fuller in product design and with PPG Glass in developing a next generation of products.
'Over the years I have found that my art not only reflects my present life content and current moods, but it also, often unconsciously, with great accuracy, predicts the unknown emotions and challenges that are about to emerge in my future.'
Caricof works in a variety of materials specific to each artwork and site; including steel, natural stone, composite stone, wood, and glass. Since 1996, Caricof has placed public art with her design team JK Designs and the National Sculptors’ Guild. As a fellow of NSG she works with the expertise of nationally recognized professionals including structural engineers, architects, lighting designers, landscape architects and subcontractors for each project. Together they have worked on numerous design teams with cities, corporations and private institutions with the primary objective to successfully enhance both indoor and outdoor venues with creative design and innovative artwork.
"My most significant placement to date is ‘Stars and Stripes’ a 36ft x 40ft stainless steel intertwining sculpture for the Veteran’s Memorial at War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, AR."
Other public placements are with the cities of Burbank, CA; Cerritos, CA; Long Beach, CA; Broomfield, CO; and Greeley, CO; and multiple sites on the campus of the University of Denver [partially carved on-site], and achieved in coordination with an architectural design team. She has also placed numerous large-scale sculptures in parks and universities around the country. Current projects with the National Sculptors’ Guild include an entry feature for the Coronado Yacht Club in California, 4 wall panels for the Saunders Facility at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, and a sculpture for a high school library with the City of Paramount, CA.